Momoiro Clover Z as Frieza Artwork Created by ANIMAREAL

On April 29, Momoiro Clover Z released their new single, “The Oath of Z,” the theme song from the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' film. The art project ANIMAREAL became the focus of global attention when they created and released shocking overly-realistic visuals of the band as Frieza as an April Fool’s joke.

Sexy? Fetishistic? Heart-Throbbing Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibit Begins

The exhibit Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibit began on April 29. The venue filled with nothing but shocking works was lively from the very first day with many males and females in attendance.

Popular Steam Titles Are Now Available on TOM!

TOM is now selling game codes for Steam, the online game platform popular throughout the world.

Naruto Exhibition Begins in Tokyo!

The exhibit “Serialization Conclusion Commemoration: Masashi Kishimoto Naruto Exhibition” began in Roppongi, Tokyo on April 25.

Wagakki Band - A New Sensation and Power to Wow the World

Wagakki Band has garnered over 18 million views for their cover of the Hatsune Miku song “Senbonzakura” using traditional Japanese instruments.Their fantastic abilities and new sound sensation continue to attract attention even now.

Interview: Music Unit GARNiDELiA [2/2]

The music unit GARNiDELiA has released many anime tie-in songs since their major debut last year. This time, we talked with the artists about their tie-in song for the upcoming TV anime Gunslinger Stratos, which is set to start broadcasting from April, as well as what comes next for the musical duo. Looking at GARNiDELiA’s profile, the vocalist is MARiA, while the composer…

Can It Be?! Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem Game Teaser Released!

Although the news was released on April Fools' day through Nintendo Direct, this Shin Megami Tensei ​X​ Fire Emblem​ ​video trailer is most certainly real!​

‘Alpacasso: The Origin’ Receives Rave Reviews! Sequel Rumors Also Fly

Alpacasso: The Origin, a movie based on the popular plushie series Alpacasso, was released on April 1!

Comiket Special 6 Photo Report: Makuhari Messe Edition

Enjoy our gallery of more than 78 photos from the event!

Comiket Special 6 Opens! Event Held at Makuhari for First Time in 25 Years

Comiket Special, a special version of the well-known Comiket (Comic Market), was held on March 28–29, 2015. The event was held at Makuhari Messe for the first time in 25 years, since 1990 (Comic Market 39), and was the event related to Comiket to have been held there since that time.

Interview: Music Unit GARNiDELiA [1/2]

GARNiDELiA has given us the opening theme songs for Mekakucity Actors, The Irregular at Magic High School, and Gundam Reconguista in G. We asked the group about their upcoming performance at Sakura-Con 2015 in April.

Sakura Exhibition 2015 Soon to Tour the States

Sakura Exhibition 2015 in Tokyo is currently being held for five days March 24–28. The exhibition will also be touring the States in April.

Japanese Pro Soccer Team to Participate in Comiket Special!!

The professional soccer team Kawasaki Frontale, which even has players who participated in the World Cup, are doing a serious collaboration with otaku culture.

AnimeJapan 2015 Closes as a Grand Success!

The main area of AnimeJapan 2015 opened on the March 21, revealing displays of the newest anime information and original illustrations from popular titles.

Must-See Spring 2015 Anime Trailers! [Slice of Life/School Edition]

Get excited - trailers for spring 2015 slice of life and school life anime are here! Check them out and plan your watch list ahead of time!

Must-See Spring 2015 Anime Trailers! [Action/Battle Edition]

Trailers for spring 2015 anime are here! Check them out and plan your watch list early!

Tokyo One Piece Tower Opens on March 13!

Japan’s famous tourist spot, Tokyo Tower, has been taken over by the One Piece crew! The island of adventure, “Tongari Jima,” appears!

George & Mattsun [2/2]: A Shop Brought to Life by Latte Art

The two latte artists opened the cafe REISSUE in Harajuku, Tokyo. The slogan of the shop is “A place where you can enjoy the best latte art in the world.”

George & Mattsun [1/2]: The Pioneers of Latte Art Culture

George and Mattsun competed at the Latte 1 Grand Prix Championship held at Odaiba, Tokyo. It ended with Mattsun losing and having his face covered in pie.

Review: A Unique Photo Exhibition, Panchira 2015

Inside a skirt, there lies a universe.

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Jan. 14, 2015 13:00

Last One Prize Is a Small Teapot and Teacup Set! Ichiban Kuji ‘Natsume’s Book of Friends’ Ayakashi General Store Items Bring a Spring Feel

Last One Prize Is a Small Teapot and Teacup Set! Ichiban Kuji ‘Natsume’s Book of Friends’ Ayakashi General Store Items Bring a Spring Feel

In the Ichiban Kuji coming to convenience stores and Animate locations throughout Japan in mid-February 2015, titled “Ayakashi General Store ‘New Spring Items Have Arrived,’” is a lineup of items in new spring patterns themed after Nyanko-sensei.

Jan. 14, 2015 07:00

Release Finally Confirmed for Insanely Cute Cat Ear Headphones!

Release Finally Confirmed for Insanely Cute Cat Ear Headphones!

A wide-scale release has finally been confirmed for Axent Wear, cat ear headphones equipped with external speakers that became massively popular through raising funds on overseas crowdfunding services.

Jan. 14, 2015 03:00

Final Fantasy Artist Yoshitaka Amano and Kaiyodo President Shuichi Miyawaki Lead Seminar for Creators

Final Fantasy Artist Yoshitaka Amano and Kaiyodo President Shuichi Miyawaki Lead Seminar for Creators

Game Creative Exchange, a seminar for illustrators and art directors, was held at the National Art Center Tokyo.

Jan. 14, 2015 01:00

‘Disgaea 5’ Animated Opening Movie Releases, Theme Song Sung by Mamoru Miyano Can Also Be Heard

‘Disgaea 5’ Animated Opening Movie Releases, Theme Song Sung by Mamoru Miyano Can Also Be Heard

On Jan. 8, 2015, Nippon Ichi Software released the opening movie of their PlayStation 4 software Disgaea 5 to release on March 26.

Jan. 13, 2015 13:00

Cute My Melody and Little Twin Stars Kitchen and Home Goods Release to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Sanrio’s Iconic Characters!

Cute My Melody and Little Twin Stars Kitchen and Home Goods Release to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Sanrio’s Iconic Characters!

Since she appeared in 1975, My Melody has been one of Sanrio’s representative characters, on level with the likes of Hello Kitty. With 2015 being the 40th year since her creation, Sanrio has much in store to celebrate, including an Anniversary Fair to be held at Sanrio Puroland that began Jan. 9.

Jan. 13, 2015 03:05

Even Rare Songs Are Included! ClariS’ First Best-of Album to Release in April

Even Rare Songs Are Included! ClariS’ First Best-of Album to Release in April

It has been confirmed that ClariS’ first best-of album titled ClariS - Single Best 1st will release on April 15.

Jan. 12, 2015 17:00

TV Series ‘Ghost in the Shell: Arise’ Broadcast to Begin in April 2015

TV Series ‘Ghost in the Shell: Arise’ Broadcast to Begin in April 2015

Along with a new film to release early this spring, there is yet another development in the Ghost in the Shell series. It has been confirmed that the broadcast of the TV series Ghost in the Shell: Arise will begin this April.

Jan. 12, 2015 10:00

KuroBas Festival! Main Focus on Tetsuya Kuroko and 3rd Season of Anime, Opens Jan. 14 at J-World

KuroBas Festival! Main Focus on Tetsuya Kuroko and 3rd Season of Anime, Opens Jan. 14 at J-World

“KuroBas Festival: KuroFes in J-World Tokyo” will open on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at Jump World Tokyo, a theme park located in Ikebukuro Sunshine that focuses mainly on Jump works.

Jan. 12, 2015 03:49

‘Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie’ to Release in Early Summer 2015! The Secret of Motoko Kusanagi’s Birth is Unveiled!

‘Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie’ to Release in Early Summer 2015! The Secret of Motoko Kusanagi’s Birth is Unveiled!

As of Jan. 8, the details of the new Ghost in the Shell full-length feature film that was announced in September 2014 have been made public. The movie will be released in Japan nationwide in early summer 2015, under the official title Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie.

Jan. 12, 2015 03:48

Large-Scale Otaku Events to Be Held Within Two Weeks in Japan

Large-Scale Otaku Events to Be Held Within Two Weeks in Japan

The large-scale otaku event AnimeJapan will be held from March 20, while Comic Market Special, which is only held once every five years, will begin on March 28. They have a common keyword: Globalization.

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